Meet The Maker – Karen Morrison

 

 

Karen Morrison - Jeweller

Karen Morrison – Jeweller

Karen is a London based jewellery designer who creates fine and fashion jewellery that combines sophisticated glamour with delicate femininity.

Swarovski pearl, silver and diamante earrings

Swarovski pearl, silver and diamante earrings

Karen first studied Fashion Technology in her hometown Glasgow, then moved to London where she worked as a Fashion Model for many years. Feeling the urge to learn more, Karen studied Jewellery and Art & Design in London, which resulted in her working for designers such as Reema Pachachi and EC One.  She then embarked on creating her own collections.

Silver, swarovski pearl and diamante bracelet

Silver, swarovski pearl and diamante bracelet

Gorgeous silver hoops with pearls

Gorgeous silver hoops with pearls and crystals

Swarovski pearl, silver and diamante earrings

Swarovski pearl, silver and diamante earrings

Karen’s jewellery is based around the colours and trends of the season with the addition of her own unique twist. Each piece is handcrafted by Karen in her Brixton studio with casting and stone setting being carried out by tradesman in Hatton Garden. She works with silver and gold, combining beautifully colourful gemstones, Swarovski crystal and freshwater pearls.  Karen creates timeless jewellery that can be worn every day, as well as glamorous statement pieces for evening wear, focusing on attention to detail and a high quality finish.

Crystal heart hoops

Crystal heart hoops

Crystal drop hoops

Crystal drop hoops

Karen’s inspirations come in part from the gemstones themselves, the natural environment, as well as her every day urban surroundings. She has a life-long passion for fashion, both contemporary and vintage, and is also influenced by photography, modern architecture, film and the Art Deco period.

Silver heart necklace with pearls

Silver heart necklace with pearls

Black onyx heart necklace with pearls

Black onyx heart necklace with pearls

In September 2013 Karen was named as one of the Hot 100 jewellers in the UK, for Professional Jeweller magazine. She was listed in the ‘Trendsetter’ category for her contribution to the industry in 2013. Last year saw Karen design and make the jewellery for Topshop’s UNIQUE s/s 13 catwalk show. And in 2009 Karen was nominated in the Scottish Fashion Awards for jewellery/accessory designer of the year.

Burgundy pearl and silver 'friendship' bracelet

Burgundy pearl and silver ‘friendship’ bracelet

Heamatite and silver 'friendship' bracelet

Heamatite and silver ‘friendship’ bracelet

New little crystal heart friendship bracelets

New little crystal heart friendship bracelet

Karen’s jewellery has featured in many publications such as; Vogue, Elle, Grazia, Red, Wedding and Home, ES magazine and Professional Jeweller. Heart Gallery has stocked Karen’s popular ranges for 5 years now and we love how the collections change through the seasons. This year’s favourites have been her ‘grown-up’ friendship bracelets and new for Christmas are her personalised silver pieces. You can buy from the cabinet or personalise your silver star, tag or circle with your initial or message:

Star tag with pearl necklace

Love tag with pearl necklace

bracelet

You Star silver bracelet

necklace

Love Is silver necklace

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